A friend asked me if I could make a dog sweater. I thought about it and realized that I hadn't made my beloved, patient, cat, Obi (means heart in Igbo, sash in Japanese), any annoying intrusive human or cuddly cat things. This hat is the 4th thing made in 4 days, beginning with a bed and followed by four decorative collars. Obi has been very giving about allowing me to put on the hat. Could also be New Year's or Party Hat. Tools and Materials Approximately 20 yards main color and 10 yards contrast color. Stitch marker Yarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) [Information on yarn weights] Gauge 5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch Hook size 4.5 mm Yardage 30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY increase, decrease, work in the round GAUGE Gauge: 4 rows of 5 sc =1" x 1"